Dogfish Head Dragons & YumYums, a collaboration with the band The Flaming Lips, is coming in 2018.
Delaware based Dogfish Head is no stranger to musical collaborations. Previous releases include Bitches Brew inspired by Miles Davis, American Beauty with the Grateful Dead, and Beer Thousand with Guided By Voices. (Don’t forget the collaboration with Pearl Jam, Deltron 3030 as well.) The next musical inspiration is coming in 2018 – Dogfish Head Dragons & YumYums with The Flaming Lips.
Most everyone knows The Lips thanks to their 1993 hit, “She Don’t Use Jelly”. Their elaborate and over-the-top shows and known eccentricity makes partnering with the original “Off-Centered” folks at Dogfish Head.
Dragons & YumYums is billed as a “lip smacking” tart pale ale brewed with dragonfruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot. This is no simple fruit ale.
“Our brewery has been obsessed with music since the day we opened, and we have enjoyed every opportunity to weave together the art of brewing with our love of music, as often and meaningfully as we can.” – Sam Calagione, CEO and founder
Expect Dogfish Head Dragons & YumYums to debut in April, 2018.
Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Dragonfruit. Yumberry. Passionfruit, Pear Juice. Black Carrot.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: April, 2018
Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is a future potential bottle release.
In 2010, Dogfish Head released Bitches Brew, a new imperial stout created to honor the epic Miles Davis album by the same name, released in 1970. The album, deemed unconventional by many at the time, is considered the progenitor of the jazz-rock genre.
Much like the album’s composition, the imperial stout blends carefully selected components in its creation. The original release was created out of threads of an imperial stout, and imperial stout brewed with gesho root and honey.
Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew adds a new element – wood.
As for the release, this new rendition of Bitches Brew doesn’t appear on the 2017 release calendar. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To a seasonal that joined the the Delaware based brewery’s lineup earlier this year, has returned again in 2017, with a new style in tow.
The first edition of this seasonal was a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with Sweet Orange Peel, Green Cardamon, Peppercorns, Vanilla.
Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To’17 is a “tropical blonde ale” brewed with kiwi juice and hibiscus flowers.
Dogfish Head is no stranger to beer and music collaborations – (see Positive Contact, American Beauty, Beer Thousand, etc.) This time, the beer be will be for whatever you want to listen to. Meet the official beer of Record Store Day – Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To.
In case you vinyl isn’t your thing, Record Store Day is in April, celebrating independently owned record stores worldwide.
Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To ’17 is a 12 ounce bottle and draft limited seasonal release.
Dogfish Head American Beauty, the brewery’s tribute, and inspired by, The Grateful Dead, is getting an artwork overhaul in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary.
The imperial pale ale combines American hops and an ingredient not seen in beer often – granola. Dead fan (and beer fan) Thomas Butler shared his favorite concert story that lead to the granola choice.
Inside this bottle. Your miracle ticket awaits. We called Americas Beauty, an imperial Pale Ale inspired by the Grateful Dead. The best way to capture 30 years, 100 albums, 1,500 shows? Let the loyal fans drive the recipe. Among thousands of suggestions, granola was top. It was the main course in millions of parking lot meals and is newsstand toasty complement to the all-American hops and barley. There was something different about a Dead show. Whether you saw one or 103, you felt it but you knew it wouldn’t last forever. If only you could have bottled it …
Dogfish Head American Beauty is slated to make a seasonal appearance again in May, 2015.
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A smaller batch of a new musical collaboration appeared in June – Dogfish Head Beer Thousand. The offering celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Guided By Voices album, Bee Thousand.
Beer Thousand was tapped in June at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, with a little bit available at the Dogfish Head pub in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware.
What is it? Beer Thousand is an imperial lager, brewed with 10 grains, 10 hops, and is 10% ABV. Mathematically, 10x10x10=1000. Beer Street Journal is told Beer Thousand will be bottled later this fall with a 10-inch record.
Style: Imperial Lager
Availability: 12oz Bottles, late 2014
After nearly 1500 submissions to Dogfish Head’s American Beauty contest (beer inspired by the Grateful Dead) a winner has been selected. The winner, Thomas Butler, shared the story of his first Dead concert involving his dad throwing him over the fence to skirt admission, wet t-shirt clad ladies, and shared ‘cigarettes’ as well as he and his father’s love of brewing beer. His ingredient suggestion? Granola.
Granola as it was a staple ingredient in many shared parking lot meals at Dead shows. Plus the components of granola make for a great addition to beer. In May, Thomas will join Sam and Grateful Dead audiovisual archivist David Lemieuxbrew a test batch of American Beauty with granola.
The production batch is expected to hit taps and shelves throughout Dogfish’s 27-state distribution network in October 2013.
Style: Imperial Pale Ale (w/ Granola)
Availability: 22oz bottles
Arrival: October 2013
For Dogfish Head’s latest collaborative beer, this time with Grateful Dead, they invite you to help suggest the final ingredient. “American Beauty” will be a strong pale ale with all-American hops and barley. Here’s where you come in–Dogfish Head and Grateful Dead are asking loyal fans to suggest a special ingredient–and the Dead-inspired story behind it. “Did you trade a bushel of fresh clementines for tickets to a two-night stand at Long Beach Arena? Or maybe your dad first laid eyes on your mom sipping a cup of green tea in the parking lot of the legendary Cornell ’77 show?”
Entries can be submitted at the official Submit Your Story Page by midnight EST 12/31/12. See page for full details.
Style: Strong Pale Ale